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Is TJC flooded by spam accounts, register for to simple?

asked 2017-08-19 14:11:03 +0200

reakolia gravatar image

Is TJC flooded by spam accounts, is register for to simple? Seems easy for bots to create account at TJC.

Might it help to have Jolla to improve registration (creation of accout) for TJC? Is this a bug?

Examples, just the most obvious from only first three pages of NEW This one already created an non-sens off topic comment to a question :-)

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answered 2017-08-19 19:36:49 +0200

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updated 2018-10-28 19:51:45 +0200

A true pain in the neck. But, as long as there is no better solution available, best thing is to flag spam posts as offensive. After the third flag it will be removed automatically.

This happens to be the spam filter a la DIT :)

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hahaha, like hunting craneflies with a fly swatter …

reakolia ( 2017-08-19 20:01:44 +0200 )edit

slow but efficient :) so let's STT (swat them together)

lakutalo ( 2017-08-19 21:03:01 +0200 )edit

Unfortunately if you flag a post/answer because one or more (even all) of the replies are spam (and you can't flag replies), @Chemist sends you angry emails because he didn't bother to check why someone would do that, somehow completely oblivious to the fact that I've been a member since forever so should probably have some idea of what I'm doing, and in fact me being the person who requested the feature in the first place. No apologies, either.

nthn ( 2017-08-20 09:28:35 +0200 )edit

Well, I think this thread is more about SPAM, where the wording of the icon 'Flag offensive' does not really fit. There is no _Mark as Spam_ button/icon. So maybe this would a 'nice to have' too?

As example for a SPAM case, and I have no glue what has trigged him, 'Flags' or 'Feedback', but @jiit has removed correctly an "Answer" by "Microsoft Customer Support" at "android app - no icon". It was clearly a pre-formatted text-block (helpline style like "If you … this, contact us… "), without sense in regards to the context, if not entered by a bot. Not offensive, just SPAM.

Beside this it is somehow fun to read occasionally the "recent" of "Users in group everyone", typically with web-links, offering help for all situations ;-) from replacement of teeth to laundry service ;-) Could be seen as funny somehow. Nevertheless, not appreciated.

reakolia ( 2017-08-20 11:22:59 +0200 )edit

@lakutalo did you update your answer from August 2017 (over a year ago) within the last hour?

I cannot detect any meaningful change, but also did not follow, so maybe I just missed it.

But I have to admit I do not like/understand this question/comment/answer game. So be gentle and maybe explain?

Maybe this is a question to the moderators, as I noticed a few older ones popping up...

peterleinchen ( 2018-10-28 20:52:01 +0200 )edit
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